New development deal for Sky Vision

Formats-logo-460_2Frozen Christmas 1UK-based distributor Sky Vision has scored an exclusive two-year development deal with Wales-based factual producer Avanti Media.

This gives Sky Vision, the sales arm of pay TV service Sky, international rights to Avanti’s programming and formats going forwards.

The first fruits are two 1x60mins documentaries. Frozen Christmas looks into the world of extreme ice sculpting, while Beijing Billionaires (WT) goes out on Channel 4 in the UK in February and focuses on the super rich in China.

Sky Vision will aid Avanti’s new programming with investment in its development slate.

“We welcome the backing and the strategic international guidance from Sky Vision in expanding our development slate and broadcaster reach both in the UK and US,” said Avanti co-founder Emry Afan. “The timing of this deal is perfect for our continued growth.”

Sky Vision has similar agreement in places with Irish broadcaster TV3, Asylum Entertainment and Ugly Brothers Studios in the US, and back2back Productions, Spark Media Partners, ACME Films, Chalkboard TV, Hungry Bear Media, Spring Films and Roughcut TV in the UK.